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All I'm going to be

Friday, January 11, 2013



I have come to realize that life is a constant growing and learning experience. I've been growing and learning so much here at SP. Life is a journey and my journey is taking me to better places.

Did ok on food today..not so good on exercise. Dig get 15 minute walk in today is all. And did work a little on my studio organization..and got some ironing done. But still a long way to go on the organization yet.

Weather is going to get bad and not coming from a weather report but from my achy joints..So moving much slower. Tomorrow hopefully will be a better day.

  
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MORRIGHAN 1/13/2013 12:52AM

    Beautiful quote. Thanks for sharing! :) emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 1/12/2013 6:57AM

    I love that saying - it is so beautiful - thanks for sharing.

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MISSY455 1/12/2013 1:09AM

    I love that saying! You always find the most emoticon pictures to make your point! You are so right about life being a journey. I like to think back on mine, and reflect on the "crossroads" and think about what direction each of those decisions has taken me.

I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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one step at at time

Wednesday, January 09, 2013



This journey here at Sparkpeople takes one step at a time. I didn't do as well today. Took a step back in the dieting..went over my calorie count by 100 calories but I know it is one step at a time. I wouldn't have gone over except I had 2 cups of hot cocoa and one would have been fine and not boosted me over.

I did fine on the exercise even though it has rained all day. I walked for 30 minutes but didn't do arm exercises. I did work on organizing my studio. But still have a lot to do in there.

I also cut some wool for a new rug. Someone had given me a teal colored blanket that a mouse had eaten. I had it washed and ready to cut. Blankets and coats are usually too thick for some rugs but loved the color so much that I plan to use it for a background on a rug soon. I won't do this new rug with it as want to do a nice spring or summer rug with the teal. The rug I'm beginning is kind of an autumn theme with a crow and pumpkins so need a darker background for it.

Tomorrow is my volunteer day at the gallery so may not be here much to post. Hope to make more progress in the dieting and exercise though. I did weigh this morning and back down 2lbs...(after gaining 5 during the holidays) so doing ok.I just need to remember one step at a time and one day at a time.

  
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MORRIGHAN 1/11/2013 4:28AM

    emoticon on the loss, and keep your spirits up - you're doing great!

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MAZACK 1/10/2013 7:38PM

    I believe that you will do whatever you set your mind to. I haven't gotten in a habit of tracking my food everyday and I know I need to along with exercise.

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DOROTHYBERO 1/10/2013 7:46AM

    And that is the key - ond step at a time and one day at a time. I love teal - my very favorite color.

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CAKAROO 1/10/2013 6:10AM

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MISSY455 1/10/2013 2:25AM

    emoticon You are on the right track, and are so consistent! You are doing great!

Hope you have a wonderful day at the gallery :-)

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    emoticon on the weight loss!

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TEALHAWK 1/9/2013 9:25PM

  You can do this!

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Tuesday's update

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Things have been quiet here today but have accomplished a lot. I have washed 3 loads of laundry, changed bed linens and started work on organizing my studio. I have first started by cutting the rest of the wool that I had begun a month or so ago. I plan to start on a new rug soon.

Diet is going ok. But did slip in a little fudge today...Darn that fudge..going to have to throw the rest out I'm afraid as it keeps calling my name.

Exercise went well. Did a 15minute walk and 15minutes arm exercises today.

I started a new book on my tablet last night and wanting to finish it tonight so headed to bed early just to read.

  
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MORRIGHAN 1/9/2013 11:45AM

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DOROTHYBERO 1/9/2013 7:34AM

    Barbara - we had fudge on our counter - I don't neeed to worry about it anymore - the dogs ate it - they are so bad. Sounds like a productive and successful day.

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MISSY455 1/9/2013 1:53AM

    Fudge can be worked into your diet with a little planning. Just remember everything in moderation :-) I hope you got to enjoy your book!

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TEALHAWK 1/8/2013 8:18PM

  Sounds great 7

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    Enjoy your relaxing evening with a great book! Glad to hear that things are going well!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday's new start

Monday, January 07, 2013

Well as everyone knows good intentions sometimes go by the wayside. I had so wanted to start this new year out to a good start on the exercise and dieting..I did ok but not spectacular last week. I'm starting over this week and these are this week's goals..

1. Keeping the calorie count within the tracking range. (I know I can do this one but will be hard)...know you are wondering why it will be hard..well yesterday we made a trip down to visit the SIL and she knows both mine and hubby's favorite candy are the chocolate turtles..well she had made us a HUGE batch to bring home..I couldn't resist last night so ate 2..so I'm going to get hubby to put them in the refrigerator outside and when he gets a craving, he can go out there to eat them out of my sight..I have such terrible will power especially when it comes to that candy..Thing is SIL knows I'm dieting as her daughter and her struggle with it as well but the SIL is doing great keeping the weight off and her daughter finally resorted to a lapband..but think she was thinking more of Sonny than me so there fore if it is out of my sight it will be out of my mind (hopefully)

2. I plan to walk at least 15mintues per day whether inside in place or outside when the weather allows. This shouldn't be hard either.

3. I plan to start doing some other kind of exercise for 15minutes per day as well. I'm starting with arm and upper body exercises this week..this should be easy and maybe if I continue it will become a habit.

I will add to or change my goals each week. I have a terrific team here who will help me stay honest. Thanks all and you know who you are.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 1/8/2013 7:20AM

    Awesome goals - you are right very attainable and I know you can do it!

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MORRIGHAN 1/8/2013 3:24AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself, and congrats on seeing and implementing some clear goals! emoticon

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MISSY455 1/7/2013 11:28PM

    emoticon emoticon adding more exercise into your plan! You so have this!!!

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READYBETTY 1/7/2013 9:25PM

    You can do it! Out of sight, out of mind, usually works for me. Good strategy on the candy.

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MAZACK 1/7/2013 5:52PM

    Sounds like you have some good goals.


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TEALHAWK 1/7/2013 2:28PM

  Great! You can you can do this!!

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Jan 4 &5 Day slip

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Well let a day slip by me yesterday without posting. Our oldest son finally came for his Christmas visit as snow and ice had hindered him the week before. He only brought the grandson but that was good as last visit with them, he was so tied up with his friends. The only grandson is in the 8th grade and 5'10" already. His dad is 6'4" so imagine he will be tall as well. He has epilepsy and has already tried the brain surgery to control it but it didn't work so now besides medication, he has a pacemaker for the brain. He has hearing loss and learning disabilities also because of it but he is a trooper.

Today is going to be quiet though I am cleaning house as tomorrow we are finally making that trip down in the southern part of our state to finally visit the SIL. So busy day tomorrow and may not get here to post much.

Diet is going ok but still struggling with the walking and other exercises. I'm just going to have to crack down and just do it..but it is easier said than done. So may get a good start this Monday.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 1/7/2013 7:57AM

    Glad you got to have a visit with your trooper of a grandson and son!

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MORRIGHAN 1/5/2013 10:30PM

    emoticon Have a safe trip!

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    Glad you had a good visit.

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    Sounds like you have a great visit!

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